My dad is the smartest person I know. He taught me to ride a bike, to play chess (we played until I beat him and then…we stopped), to love chocolate and a good debate, and of course, to run. Some of the best parts of me come from him, and even after 36 years, I… Read More The Starfish Runner: A special guest post by Dad.
When we’re kids, we are constantly asked what we want to “be” when we grow up. Of course, the question is meant to ask how we want to toil for money once we are mature adults contributing to society and paying bills, but that would be overwhelming to a child, right? Asking them to define… Read More Defining success by happiness, kindness, and having a dog.
Ever feel like you have things completely figured out? You are ROCKING this life thing like a boss? Nah, me neither. I don’t know a damn thing. I question every decision I make, and blame myself HARD for every struggle. Do you know that for awhile, I was convinced I had an incurable illness, and… Read More On anger, guilt, fear, and shame. But most of all, faith.
I took a little time away from writing. I took a little time away from a lot of things. Some of them were due to a minor injury: yoga, running. Others were due to a general feeling of overwhelm (partially because I was missing the yoga and running), and that general feeling led to a… Read More A Love Letter to Me, from Me.
Note from Liz: I’m thrilled to introduce you to my second guest blogger, Jim Weinpress. He is one of my very favorite people on the planet, and not just because we’re related. With many years of experience working with animals, he brings a fresh perspective to Starfish Diaries, and I think you’ll love it as… Read More The Truth Behind the Starfish…A Guest Post by Jim Weinpress
I like to look put together. I’m no fashion model, and my hair and makeup routine is pretty efficient, but I have the basics down. Earrings are a must. Hair wrestled into straight lines or pulled back, enough makeup to look even-toned and bright-eyed. Outfit pulled together and un-spilled-upon (at least to start). Ready to… Read More Pulled Together on the Inside
Welcome to the very first GUEST BLOGGER post on Starfish Diaries! I’m beyond thrilled to introduce you to the talented, brilliant, hilarious Emilie Castro, who I have been so lucky to know for the vast majority of my life. In honor of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought it would be a good… Read More Guest Blogger Emilie Castro: In Honor Of Mental Health Awareness Month
Since I became vegan, there have been certain foods I’ve missed more than others. My go-to comfort foods have taken the hardest hit. One of those feel-good casualties was mac and cheese. Specifically, homemade mac and cheese casserole. The creamy, bread-crumby, warm, gooey goodness that makes you want to curl up in the bowl and… Read More Vegan Mac and Cheese Casserole to Knock Your Socks Off
“Stop worrying about whether you’re doing it right, because you’re probably not.” I heard some version of this quote on a podcast recently, in a discussion about the best advice one had ever gotten from a yoga teacher. I loved it immediately, not only because it rings comically true for my yoga practice, but also… Read More How to shake a bad case of the “shoulds.”
A few weeks ago, I finished up a 4 Week Food Plan with the intention of cutting processed foods out of my diet. For the first 3 weeks, I was writing weekly updates on my progress, and then, whether you realized it or not, I kind of let the subject drop. That was intentional, because… Read More Lessons Learned from 4 Weeks off Processed Foods, and My Roasted Chickpeas Recipe